Provide the ability to turn backups on or off after a droplet has been created
Currently if a droplet is created without automatic backups enabled, the option to backup that droplet becomes unavailable. This should be something we can turn on and off at any time.
Marco Colli commented
It is an essential feature: I got very disappointed when I discovered that I couldn't enable backups!
Alex Kinnee commented
Agreed, it's pretty silly that I would have to do the following and MAYBE my IP will stay the same.
1) create a snapshot of your server
2) delete your server to release the IP
3) immediately after the delete is finished, create a new droplet, choose the same datacenter, and in the "select images" section switch to "my images" and select your snapshot. Then check the "Enable Backups" box.
This server will almost always capture the IP just released.
Jeremy Haile commented
I've just spent 30 minutes trying to figure out how to enable Backups. The documentation shows a Backups tab in the droplet. I can't believe that I can't turn this on for a running droplet!
This is ridiculous. Only found out about this after I'd already set up my server. AT LEAST give us a warning when we're creating a new droplet that backups CANNOT BE ENABLED LATER! Ugh.
Please make it possible to enable backups after droplet creation and after backup disabling.
Станислав Бирюков commented
Agree! Pls add backup on feature after droplet created!
Mladen Maravic commented
I found this question when looking at why I could not enable backups for my droplets. This is so basic it should have been implemented a long long time ago. WTF?
Babos Csaba commented
We need to add auto backup enabling after creating an instance.
Teshoo Lama commented
If backups aren't enabled then you won't have a 'Backups' tab on the droplet info page.
Theron Luhn commented
Additionally, at the moment you can't even see on the Droplet info page whether or not backups are enabled.
Chris Riley commented
If you create a droplet, then create a snapshot and go to spin up a new droplet based on the snapshot, can you not then enable backups since it is a new droplet based on the snapshot? If not, adding backups later is important.
Marc Isaacson commented
I didn't even realize that I couldn't turn on the auto backup once I had created the droplet until I saw this suggestion. I didn't select the autobackups when I create the droplet since I knew that I was going to spend some time building and fine tuning it.
Wang Guoqin commented
I remember once upon a time ago backups and snapshots were quite convenient on DO, but not anymore today. Snapshots have to be taken when Droplets are powered off, and backups can not even be enabled if they were not enabled at first. Quite disappointed, confused and stressed.